St. Albans School for Boys is accustomed to teaching the sons of the rich and important, but this fall three famous sons -- Benjamin Quayle, Christopher Barry and Newton Jake Ford -- are going elsewhere. Quayle, the 13-year-old son of Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, is moving on to Gonzaga College High School to be with his 15-year-old brother, Tucker, who is a junior there and likes the school. Ten-year-old Barry, the son of D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and his wife, Effi, is also changing schools, but it hasn't been decided where he will enroll in the fall. Newton Jake Ford, the 17-year-old son of Rep. Harold Ford and his wife, Dorothy, has decided to finish his senior year elsewhere, but he too hasn't yet selected his new school. His older brother, Harold, graduated from St. Albans and his mother is on the board.

None of the parents are saying anything negative about St. Albans in explaining why they are taking their children out of the socially desirable, expensive school, which is known for its highly competitive atmosphere. It is known that for a time Christopher Barry was teased by other students about his father's various public problems. That apparently settled down by the end of the school year. His mother wants to see him in another school that includes religious training. Out and About

Those sanctions against South Africa are causing problems for the cast of the South African musical "Sarafina!" Alma Viator, an associate producer of the show's touring company that played the Kennedy Center this spring, said she is flying out to San Francisco because the cast is going to sing at the Nelson Mandela rally in Oakland Saturday. The other reason for traveling to the West Coast is to see if she can get the show's replacement costumes out of customs. The costumes had been shipped two weeks ago from South Africa, where they were made, but the performers can't get them because of the sanctions against the country ...

Another piece of American history is up for sale. For a cool $1.2 million, someone can become the proud owner of an 83-foot yacht, complete with rosewood-paneled staterooms and a Jacuzzi, that has the improbable name Monkey Business. If the name sounds familiar, it is. It's the same yacht where presidential hopeful Gary Hart ended his political career with the now-infamous model Donna Rice. But if you listen to yacht broker Bob Offer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., maybe Hart was not responsible for his actions: the boat made him do it. "The boat has a character of its own. When you walk on board, you really want to have a good time," Offer says. He said the former senator wasn't planning to leave the dock that fateful day in 1987, but "he went on board and the next thing he knew he was going to the Bahamas." Hart could have used Offer when he was trying to explain what happened on that trip ...

What price fantasy? The slip Kathleen Turner has been wearing in the Broadway revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" sold for $1,200 in a charity auction for Easter Seals in New York Tuesday. The bidding picked up appreciably when the auctioneer said of the item, "She's sweating in it right now. Maybe there will be a little perfume on it." Staten Island real estate broker Henry Setaro, the winning bidder, observed, "It's the closest I will ever get to Kathleen Turner. I hope they don't wash it before I get it" ...